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Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales for July 2022

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As we gear up for Amazon Prime Day (taking place on Tuesday, July 12 this year), we’re starting to see lots of pre-Prime Day deals roll out on Amazon. Some of those excellent deals are coming on Apple products too, with the AirPods Pro dropping to AU$299, which is 25% off.

Another standout offer comes on the iPhone 11, which has crashed down to one of the lowest outright prices we’ve seen. The arrival of the iPhone 14 later this year is likely to spell the end of the iPhone 11, so this is your chance to grab a former flagship iPhone at a bargain price.

We’ve also found an incredible deal on a Lenovo 2-in-1 laptop. This machine comes outfitted with a Ryzen 6000 series processor, and it falls well under the two grand mark. This new chips are AMD’s answer to Intel’s 12th-gen silicon, and to see it in a laptop at this price is pretty remarkable. 

Deals added Monday, July 4

Lenovo Yoga 7 OLED (14) | Ryzen 6600U / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,344 AU$1,640.80 on Lenovo (opens in new tab) (save AU$703.20)

There’s a little bit of trickery involved in landing this deal, so bear with us. Select the base model laptop (the one with 8GB of RAM) and choose to 'customise' it. From there, upgrade to 16GB of RAM and an OLED display, and it’ll work out some AU$280 cheaper than if you selected the pre-configured version.

iPhone 12 (64GB) | AU$1,199 AU$999 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$200)

The iPhone 12 has the same 6.1-inch OLED display as the newer iPhone 13, and in this deal you’ll pay some AU$350 less for it. We will say that the iPhone 13 has a slightly better battery life and camera specs, but if you’d rather save the cash, this discounted iPhone 12 is still a good choice. This deal comes on the 64GB model (opens in new tab).

iPhone 11 (64GB) | AU$849 AU$647 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$103)

If you want to save even more dosh, the iPhone 11 is also on sale. This phone packs the A13 Bionic chipset, so if you already own an older iPhone, you’ll appreciate the improvements in power and camera capabilities. The 6.1-inch screen isn’t as schmick as the newer iPhones though, as it’s using the Liquid Retina HD display. The 64GB model is available for AU$647 in black (opens in new tab) or white (opens in new tab).

Apple AirPods Pro (2021) | AU$399 AU$299 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$100)

The AirPods Pro got a small refresh in 2021, but the only real change is the addition of a MagSafe charging case. With that in mind, we wouldn’t recommend upgrading if you already own a set of Apple’s earbuds, but this discount is good if they’ll be your first pair.

Samsung 65-inch QN800B Neo QLED 8K TV | AU$4,799 AU$3,080 on Appliance Central (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,719)

While we haven’t got a full review of this Samsung QLED, we have spent some initial hands-on (opens in new tab) time with it. It’s a very bright 8K panel with slim bezels, and while it’s still rather expensive, this big discount could be tempting for early adopters. Appliance Central has slashed AU$1,700 off the RRP, bringing the price of this 65-inch model down to just AU$3,080 for one of Samsung’s best TVs.

Kobo Forma | AU$429.95 AU$379.95 on Kobo (opens in new tab) (save AU$50)

If you’re looking for an alternative ereader to Amazon’s Kindle, the Kobo Forma is a good alternative. This ereader has an 8-inch touchscreen and page-turn buttons, and our review (opens in new tab) found it’s a comfortable reading experience overall. We don’t tend to recommend this particular model due to its price, but now you can AU$50 off from the maker.

Previous days' deals that are still available

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox) | AU$49 AU$24 on Amazon (opens in new tab) (save AU$25)

If you haven’t already, saddle up for an epic quest in the Wild West without needing to spend top dollar. This title came out towards the end of 2018, but if you’ve yet to play it through, now’s a great time to pick it up for a very nice price of AU$24. Available for Xbox One (opens in new tab).

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 | AU$759 AU$724 on Secretlab (opens in new tab) (save AU$35)

We rate Secretlab’s Titan as the best gaming chair (opens in new tab) you can buy, so why not get yourself the best seat in the house while it’s available for less? It’s built sturdy with premium materials, and we like that you’re able to choose your chair size. While this is only a small discount, it’s not bad for Secretlab’s top-rated gaming chair.

Jasmine Gearie is TechRadar Australia’s resident deals expert, with a keen eye for hunting down the best Aussie discounts on everything from laptops and phones to cameras, headphones and mobile and NBN plans. She doesn’t buy anything without doing a little research first, and she wants to help you do the same.